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2017-12-18T02:00:37Z \/Listen: Ogg 11x18 \/ Speex 11x18

In which Patreon makes us rethink all those exciting online services our mothers always warned us about.

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Links:
LiberaPay.com
2017-12-10T22:12:16Z \/Listen: Ogg 11x17 \/ Speex 11x17

A brief look at the OpenIndiana distribution of Illumos.

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Links:
Transcript of the Illumos unveiling
Oracle discontinues OpenSolaris
OpenIndiana announcement
OpenIndiana
Tribblix
2017-12-04T10:36:50Z \/Listen: Ogg 11x16 \/ Speex 11x16

Klaatu catches up on listener feedback from YOU, the listeners.

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Free Software Foundation

Klaatu talks about Mastodon, the federated, open source, messaging platform.

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Links:
joinmastodon.org

Qt Python or WxPython? Which will you choose?

Listener feedback is in the future, promise.

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Links:
Qt
WxPython

Klaatu addresses the old cliché that open source applications are badly designed.

No listener feedback this week because by the time Klaatu got the emails, this episode had been recorded. Feedback shall be addressed in The Future.

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Links:
webhosting.coop still a non-profit cooperative web host
2017-11-06T05:59:54Z \/Listen: Ogg 11x12 \/ Speex 11x12

The new format continues with a short episode of listener feedback and a little bit about AttachUp, the upside-down thumbdrive backup solution.

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AttachUp

Heads up! There's a new format in the works. Starting NOW. Could this mean weekly eps of GNU World Order? Find out!

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Links:
webhosting.coop a non-profit cooperative web host
2017-09-29T15:52:50Z \/Listen: Ogg 11x10 \/ Speex 11x10

Three things: art on Linux, a discussion about blockchain and how it works, and a bunch of Python IDEs. That's probably more than three things.

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Links:
Eric
PyDev for Eclipse
Jason van Who?
Ninja-IDE Is Not Just Another IDE
2017-08-20T02:00:23Z \/Listen: Ogg 11x9 \/ Speex 11x9

Listener feedback time. In this episode, Klaatu compares three different compare tools suggested by you, the listeners. He also expounds on the issue of paid software and open source software, based on some interesting conversations with listeners.

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Links:
Kdiff3
2017-06-18T02:01:19Z \/Listen: Ogg 11x8 \/ Speex 11x8

Klaatu talks about some handy utilities he has been using lately, including lsblk, kompare, and some dolphin plugins. He talks about the GUI IDLE, and the eternal question of how money and free software relate to one another.

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Links:
Slackware
2017-04-24T16:51:10Z \/Listen: Ogg 11x7 \/ Speex 11x7

Klaatu talks about why computer users panic when they have to deal with audio, and how Linux users can solve this for themselves and others by understanding and using Pulse Audio.

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Links:
freedesktop.org
2017-03-06T23:08:53Z \/Listen: Ogg 11x6 \/ Speex 11x6

Klaatu takes [one] listener feedback, talks about CentOS on the Pi, and takes a look at the Lua-based LÖVE game engine.

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Links:
LÖVE game engine
Lua programming language
http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt a hosts file recommended by Frank Bell
CentOS alternate arches
2017-01-02T19:46:45Z \/Listen: Ogg 11x5 \/ Speex 11x5

Klaatu takes listener feedback, talks about web browsers, and discusses how to troubleshoot Linux audio.

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Links:
Brave web browser
Vivaldi web browser
Vivaldi source code
Dixit Dominus scores for MuseScore
Unix Porn (still not porn, it's unix!) is back!
2016-12-08T10:18:58Z

Fellow hackers,

My friend Knightwise told me this morning that he'd received word that Lord Drachenblut passed away after a long battle with cancer. To be blunt, I'm crushed. I wasn't ready for my friend to leave this planet yet, and I'm going to miss him now that he has.

Many of you know of Lord Drachenblut from his activities with The Linux Link Tech Show, or from his own project Open FOSS Training.

Or maybe you knew him from his work with Fedora; he was a Fedora ambassador, an active member of the Fedora community, and (little did I know, until just now!) the founder and owner of the Google+ Fedora page.

Or maybe you knew him as that one guy who's been around the Binary Revolution and Hacker Public Radio community for-basically-ever. Maybe you helped send him to SCale x13. Maybe you attended his Indiana Linux Fest.

Or maybe you didn't know him at all. That's OK, but I wish you could have. Lord D was a nerd, and I mean that as the highest of compliments. He was like my high school buddies, that tall guy in a utili-kilt who scared people because he listened to Black Metal and talked openly about whatever the heck he wanted to. A guy who got things done, who supported others whenever they needed support, and, darnit, a guy who wasn't afraid to ask for support when he needed it. That's probably the thing that touches me the most: the fact that when Lord D needed help to get Open FOSS Training started, he asked me for help. Why is that a big deal?

Because it meant that when he sat down and thought "Who can I count on to support me when I need help?"

He thought of me.

I am honoured to have been in Lord Drachenblut's life. I just wish he was still in mine.

God speed, Lord Drachenblut.

2016-12-06T10:18:58Z \/Listen: Ogg 11x4 \/ Speex 11x4

Klaatu talks about AppImages, the magickal technology that lets you build no-install applications that run on ANY Linux distro. In use by Krita, MyPaint, digiKam, MuseScore, and more. Also, Unix Porn is back thanks to a free domain name, and Listener Feedback is reviewed.

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Links:
AppImage homepage
AppImageKit helps you build AppImages
AppImages example build scripts
Unix Porn (it's not porn, it's unix!) is back as a free domain name
Freenom provides free domain names
2016-11-14T07:08:00Z \/Listen: Ogg 11x3 \/ Speex 11x3

Never one to let a 7.8 Earthquake affect a show release, Klaatu talks about why and how open source software exists, gives a short tutorial on how to setup and use virtualenv with Python, and answers Listener Feedback.

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Links:
PocketCHIP script to connect Bluetooth device
Python Package Index
virtualenv
2016-10-01T23:08:06Z \/Listen: Ogg 11x2 \/ Speex 11x2

A Mageia review, and howto roll your own RPM packages from a source RPM.

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2016-09-18T23:08:06Z \/Listen: Ogg 11x1 \/ Speex 11x1

WSL, and the nifty makeself utility.

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2016-09-03T13:08:06Z \/Listen: Ogg 11x0 \/ Speex 11x0

Klaatu is back after a longer-than-planned hiatus. In this episode, he raves about Slackware, and reviews the PocketCHIP.

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2016-09-02T11:11:11Z Read all about it:

And we're back! Klaatu has a fancy new podcast auto-editing system (not really that fancy: it's just a shell script and a really basic sox commands, but maybe it will get fancy later) to enable him to podcast in about half the time. Get your catchers ready.